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Death Of New Zealand Man Who Was Run Over By His Truck Ruled Accident

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.20.2015 | Crime

A road accident that claimed the life of a truck driver in New Zealand last year was caused by the driver vomiting, slipping on the vomit, then fallin...

Astoria Characters: The Two Who Aren't One

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The guy behind the desk gets up to answer the phone. In the blink of an eye, he's back.

Cheerleading: A Major Cause of Brain Injuries

Alex Lyman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lyman

If you do take a serious fall while cheerleading and suspect you may have a concussion (or any other injury) insist upon seeking medical attention immediately. Don't keep cheering, and don't allow an adult or teammates to tell you to shake it off.

A Really Open Letter to Jennifer Connell

Meredith Masony | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Meredith Masony

I also read about your rough trek up to the third floor of your Manhattan apartment. I had no idea you walked up three flights of stairs on your hands. That must get tricky with the city being so crowded. I could only imagine the panic you must feel when your hand steps onto a piece of gum.

It's Just About... (Helping Another) Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

We all know it can happen in the blink of an eye. We just think it won't happen to us. But life happens. For nearly the past two weeks Brian Granek's life has been happening as a series of life-changing ups-and-downs, literally from one moment to the next.

The Hajj (Mina) Stampede Tragedy in Saudi Arabia, and How to Respond

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Saudi Arabia needs a total paradigm change and analysis of the entirety of its Hajj operations and oversight, including all engineered and administrative control mechanisms.

Million-Dollar Oooops!

MoneyTips | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts

When a 12-year old boy armed with soda meets an expensive painting, guess who wins? It's not the painting, the displaying museum, or the insurance company, that's for sure.

Possibly India's Most Dangerous Festival: DAHI HANDI Like Never Seen Before

AN INDIAN VOICE | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

Popular in the state of Maharashtra, India, Dahi Handi is a ritual that takes place during the annual celebration of the festival of Gokulashtami. Known as Krishna Janmashtami throughout the rest of the country, the festival celebrates the birth of the Hindu God, Krishna.

Divorce: Cross Your Bridges But Don't Burn Them

Amy Koko | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Well, I'm sure you've noticed it's been quite a while since I've posted on my blog and I have a very good excuse, it's called a job. I don't know who came up with this concept, but they sure didn't have a sense of humor.

Trial and Triumph, a Service Dog Fights for His Life... and Wins

Belinda Williams | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Belinda Williams

Galen is now 7-months-old. His training as a service dog has, for the most part, gone smoothly. There have been a few training hiccups, but all have been minor. For instance, I began using a halter on Galen, for he is now 75 lbs and very strong.

The Bookmarks to Our Life Stories

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

"Do you want to know the truth, or do you want to tell a story?" Choosing the latter, my son told others he got the scars from a sword fight with skeleton pirates while riding a long-neck dinosaur, or that it happened during an epic light saber battle with meddling Jedi.

For the Second Time, One Van Offers an Injured Alaska Student the Gift of Mobility

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

A wheelchair-accessible van decorated by his classmates was delivered to the home of West High freshman Aron Fa'afetai on Tuesday -- the second time this year the Ford Windstar has been donated to an Alaska family facing extreme challenges.

Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child

Melanie Bishop | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Today Jack would've turned 16. Had he not been swept up by a flooding creek in a friend's backyard in September of 2011, Jack would be with his mom and dad, sister and cousins and friends tonight, celebrating his sweet 16.

100 Years After the Eastland: Three Deadly Illinois Disasters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nearly 100 years after the single biggest loss of life event in the continental United States in the 20th century, video of the disaster keeps popping up. The steamship the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River in 1915, killing 844 people.

Remembering Bob Simon

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Simon collected 27 Emmy Awards and four Peabody Awards over nearly 50 years of brilliant journalism. It is shocking that, after covering war zones from Vietnam to the Middle East, and violent uprisings from Northern Ireland to Tiananmen Square, his life ended in the back seat of a town car on New York City's West Side Highway.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

That One Time America Accidentally Dropped a Nuke on South Carolina

Roadtrippers | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weird News

In the history of terrible mistakes, accidentally dropping a nuclear bomb on your own country has to rank pretty damn high. That's exactly what happened when a really, really stupid accident resulted in America tossing an atom bomb on rural South Carolina.

Man Dies After Half-Naked Woman Allegedly Runs Him Over On First Date

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

What started out as a first date ended as a date with death for a 53-year-old man, according to Washington state authorities. Leon Shaw, of Gig Ha...

Them Truck Drivers

T. Sher Singh | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

Sometimes when I'm not feeling like a longer walk to the coffee shop at the far end of our village, I venture into the one around the corner. It's a different crowd that frequents this café. I, and many like me, like coming here because of its better ambience.

Why This Accident Made Me Smile

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

When the woman at the accident asked me if I wanted some cold water, it really wasn't about the water. It was about a woman showing an act of kindness to someone she didn't even know.

Woman Shot At Gun Show Doesn't Blame Vendor Who Accidentally Shot Her

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Crime

ORANGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police intend to charge a gun show vendor who accidentally shot a woman while demonstrating a concealed carry wallet holster...

Sleep Deprivation: The Calm Before the Storm

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Sleep is by far the most important and vital necessity we need to remain healthy and function properly as humans. This habit of being on our cell phones, checking our emails and working around the clock, and on weekends, needs to come to an end.

The Day We Came Too Close To The Unthinkable

Allison Hart | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Allison Hart

If it hadn't been for the response of my 7-year-old son, my 4-year-old daughter might have perished on our swing set just before dinnertime yesterday.

Captain or a Slave?

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Jung-kyu Kim

What the ferry tragedy highlights is the dehumanizing nature of the labor practice prevalent in South Korea today. We wish we could say Chunghaejin is an isolated case, one of the few bad apples in an otherwise benign society.

Driver Sues Teen She Killed In Accident

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

Who's the real victim: the teen cyclist who was struck and killed in a crash or the motorist who accidentally took his life? That's a question the cou...